Leonard Benjamin Charles Denovan BIBBS

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BIBBS, Leonard Benjamin Charles Denovan

Service Number: 3458
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Worcester, England, 1 February 1884
Home Town: Meeniyan, South Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Public Elementary School, England
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Corbie, France, 28 April 1918, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot 111, Row B, Grave 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Meeniyan Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3458, Melbourne, Victoria
29 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3458, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
29 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3458, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3458, 57th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
28 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3458, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Janice Alford-Jarvis

"3458 Private Leonard Bibbs, 57 Battalion, AIF, who on 28 April 1918 was killed in action near Corbie, France. Other biographical details concerning him are: farmer; of Mirboo South, Victoria; born Worcester, England; educated at a public elementary school; came to Australia in September 1911; enlisted in the AIF 30 August 1915; age at time of death, 34. Son of Leonard Henry and Emily Bibbs, of 25 Arboretum Rd., Worcester, England." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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